The Big Apple
Largest City: New York City
Area: 304.6 mi^2
Resident Name: Unknown
About New York
Nickname: The Empire State/ The Big Apple
Motto: Excelsior (Ever Upward)
Song: I Love New York
Bird: Eastern Bluebird
Tree: Sugar Maple
In January, Albany became the capital of New York State.
New York outlawed slavery. At the forefront of the Underground Railroad movement, New York had more anti-slavery organizations than any other state and strong abolitionist leaders such as Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass and John Brown. From the early 1800s until the end of the Civil War in 1865, thousands of people passed through New York as they traveled to freedom in Canada.
The State of New York supplied almost one-sixth of all Union forces during the Civil War, which began in 1861.
The Brooklyn Bridge, a wonder of design and engineering, opened. P.T. Barnum led a parade of 21 elephants back and forth across the bridge, to demonstrate its sturdiness to skeptics.
The Statue of Liberty, a gift from France to the United States in honor of the Centennial of the American Declaration of Independence, was dedicated on October 28 in New York Harbor.
The Empire State building and the Chrysler Building were completed, and the George Washington Bridge opened, all adding to the New York City's burgeoning skyline.
On September 11, terrorist attacks destroyed the World Trade Center. Nearly 3,000 people were killed. The NY Stock Exchange closed for four days—its longest closure since 1933. Symbolizing our nation’s strength and resilience, it reopened on September 17, setting a record volume of 2.37 billion shares. Today, the National September 11 Memorial & Museum honors the nearly 3,000 people killed in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center site; near Shanksville, Pennsylvania; and at the Pentagon; as well as the six people killed in the World Trade Center bombing in February 1993.
Places to visit while in New York
Location and Physical Characteristics
Education: Provided a vast number of public schools
Politics: It's up to the governor to lead the way on ethics in Albany after the convictions of the legislative leaders Sheldon Silver and now Dean Skelos. Political system is corrupt. To fix it, we need a full time legislature.
Social Issues: Health care, School board funds, and Population.
Field Crops: $961 million (hay, soybeans, wheat, etc)
Veggies: $468 million (cabbage, sweet corn, onions, etc)
Fruit: $346 million (apples, grapes, strawberries, etc)
Land: 769 listings for ranches and farm land